Wakefield traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Wakefield from 2000 to 2016. About traffic data.

Traffic figures at the regional and national level are robust, and are reported as National Statistics. However, DfT’s traffic estimates for individual road links and small areas are less robust, as they are not always based on up-to-date counts made at these locations. Where other more up-to-date sources of traffic data are available (e.g. from local highways authorities), this may provide a more accurate estimate of traffic at these locations.

It is the responsibility of the user to decide which data are most appropriate for their purpose, and if DfT road link level traffic estimates are used, to make a note of the limitations in any published material.

DfT’s road link level traffic estimates are calculated using a variety of methods, with some methods likely to produce more accurate estimates than others.

The data tables available to download here contain two columns - Estimation_method and Estimation_method_detailed – showing the method used to estimate traffic for each location and year. Figures having an estimation method of “Counted” are likely to be more accurate than those marked as “Estimated”, and the latter should be used with caution.


Total traffic on major roads, in thousand vehicle miles, from 2000 to 2016

Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Count points 80 80 80 80 80 80 86 86 86 90 89 93 93 93 93 93 93
Pedal Cycles 1,417 1,401 1,247 1,640 1,270 1,137 1,444 1,137 1,465 1,697 1,677 1,800 1,802 1,817 1,761 1,735 1,676
Motorcycles 6,071 6,035 6,336 7,137 5,880 6,199 6,945 6,883 7,002 7,233 6,820 6,945 6,410 6,767 6,319 6,653 6,685
Cars 846,813 860,524 842,806 858,635 867,590 873,172 943,491 936,773 921,261 920,991 901,763 939,892 915,035 926,041 957,275 983,715 1,018,296
Buses & Coaches 9,779 9,072 7,782 8,157 7,391 7,270 8,019 7,601 7,790 7,398 7,587 7,512 7,029 7,220 7,539 7,543 7,207
Light Goods Vehicles 113,166 124,099 132,344 139,732 147,596 146,952 167,862 176,159 174,386 173,195 170,100 178,851 170,403 178,890 184,833 194,669 208,853
All HGVs 133,051 130,385 128,615 127,226 134,369 129,660 143,024 140,798 134,775 121,198 124,726 130,412 131,054 128,951 139,869 144,647 143,615
All Motor Vehicles 1,108,879 1,130,115 1,117,883 1,140,888 1,162,827 1,163,254 1,269,342 1,268,213 1,245,213 1,230,015 1,210,997 1,263,611 1,229,936 1,247,869 1,295,835 1,337,227 1,384,655

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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